3 Ways To Keep Your Gutters Clean

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It is important to keep your gutters clean. Keeping your gutters clean and free from clogs helps to protect your home. When your gutters get clogged up with debris, they are not able to protect your home; clogged gutters can lead to roofing, siding, and foundation problems. There are easy steps you can take to keep your gutters clean, including trimming the tree branches near your roof, cleaning your gutters out, and installing screens over your gutters.

Trim Trees Near Your Roof

To start with, hire a tree company to trim the trees near your roof. You want trees near your home to provide your home with shade, but you don't want trees overhanging your roof. When tree limbs overhand your roof, they can drop a lot of debris on your roof and quickly clog up your gutters. Additionally, if a tree limb is hanging over your roof and falls or breaks off, it could damage your roof.

Keep Your Gutters Clean

Second, work to keep your gutters clean. If you only clean your gutters out once a year, you are going to have a lot of work to do when you finally get around to cleaning them properly. However, if you clean your gutters out a couple of times a year, it will be easier to keep your gutters clean. Each time you clean out your gutters, you will have less debris to remove.

There are a few different ways you can clean out your gutters. You can get up on a ladder and scope out the debris. You can get up on a ladder and use a hose to push the debris down and out the downspout.

You can also purchase an attachment to use with your pressure washer to rinse away the debris. You can use the attachment from the pressure washer from the ground, rather than climbing onto the roof.

Another option is to hire a professional team to come out and clean out your gutters at least twice a year. They will have the equipment and training to quickly and safely clean out your gutters.

Put Guards on Your Gutters

Finally, one of the best ways to protect your gutters is by installing guards. Guards will keep debris from building up inside of your gutters and will keep the rain flowing into your gutters. Gutter guards can easily be sprayed or swept clean, and make it a lot easier to keep your gutters from getting clogged.

For more information, contact companies like Wrights Gutters & Guards.

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28 May 2018

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